Carolina knife and tool

Joined
Aug 21, 2005
Messages
797
Anyone heard of this company? There stuff is sold mostly at Canadian Tire. Mainly multi-tools and knives of medium quality, I bought a small Buck 110 clone, and its nicely made and finished. All it said on the package was "surgical stainless steel" so I dont know exactly wat steel is used. There products are quite nicely made and there cheap (my buck clone was 12$).

Anyone else know of this company?


-[digidude]
 
Joined
Sep 23, 1999
Messages
3,831
I assume you are a fellow Canuck! welcome to the forums.

I woudl take 1 Buck 110 over 6 Carolina brand blades every day of the week.

For 12 dollars, they got th eshape right at leat. But come tiem to sharpen that blade I bet you'll run into all kinds of problems.

Surgical stailess steel is jsut a amrketing term: there is no such thing as surgical stainless steel. I suspect the Carolina brand pieces have 420J2 stainless steel blades, which is not that good. And I'm being Canadian when I say it is not that good :) That steel is great for other knife parts, but makes a poor cutting blade steel.

For lower priced blades of decent quality, I recommend looking to offerings by Buck that are right beside those Carolina pieces in the Canadian Tire showcases. Or if you have a knife store near you, check out Spyderco offerings, especially the byrd line-up.
 
Joined
Aug 21, 2005
Messages
797
Crayola said:
I assume you are a fellow Canuck! welcome to the forums.

I woudl take 1 Buck 110 over 6 Carolina brand blades every day of the week.

For 12 dollars, they got th eshape right at leat. But come tiem to sharpen that blade I bet you'll run into all kinds of problems.

Surgical stailess steel is jsut a amrketing term: there is no such thing as surgical stainless steel. I suspect the Carolina brand pieces have 420J2 stainless steel blades, which is not that good. And I'm being Canadian when I say it is not that good :) That steel is great for other knife parts, but makes a poor cutting blade steel.

For lower priced blades of decent quality, I recommend looking to offerings by Buck that are right beside those Carolina pieces in the Canadian Tire showcases. Or if you have a knife store near you, check out Spyderco offerings, especially the byrd line-up.
Yes, I am a Canuck.:D

Im not looking for a knife at the moment, I bought that buck 110 clone for fun a while back. I have several high quality blades for real use. I guessed as much about the surgical steel, just a marketing skeme:thumbdn:

Thanks for replying.


-[digidude]
 
Joined
Oct 30, 2005
Messages
5,171
I thought Carolina Knife and Tool was a cheaper off-shoot of Gerber or some such.

I've seen them in WallyWorld and thought they were of the same quality as some of that S&W branded cutlery.
 

blades1860

BANNED
Joined
Aug 9, 2009
Messages
13
Fiskars Inc. owns the Carolina Knife and Tool Brand. It is a worldwide company and sell their products in Canada to CTC, Home Depot, etc. Fiskars Canada is located in the GTA. The products, naturally, are made in China.
Surgical Steel is often used to describe the steel of lower quality knife blades. Usually it is 440 or 440C stainless or sometimes you will see 1045 Steel commonly known as razor steel.
BTW don't let the Made in China on the knife you buy think it is of junk or inferior quality.
I own a cheap stiletto type folding knife I bought 45 years ago with Japan marked on the blade. At that time anything made in Japan was considered crap but that knife is still like new and I use it often. Mainly now I use it as a letter opener or for opening bubble or shrinked wrap products I import. Yes, from China.
BTW most of the top line knives are either made in Taiwan or China. Designed in the US but manufactured in China under strict supervision by the knife mfgs' reps. My favorite knife is a S&W Extreme Ops, Blk G-10 Handle, Blk Tanto Blade, Plain. Weighs about 14 ounces. It is a beauty. Made in China but designed by Morgan Taylor.

(( rule violation ))
Never bring a knife to a gunfight.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Top